Recreational and Hip Hop Teacher
Gabbi began dancing at the age of 2 at Stage Door of Performing Arts. She danced there for 16 years spending 14 of those years on their top competition teams. Gabbi spent her time at Stage Door studying ballet, jazz, lyrical and tap. She also took classes in Hip-hop, musical theatre, yoga and tumbling. Gabbi was also a part of the Centennial Dance team for two years where she served as captain her senior year and received all-conference, most valuable dancer and participated in the state dance team tournament. After graduation Gabbi attended St. Catherine University where she majored in psychology and danced on their dance team for four years where she competed nationally in jazz and hip hop and served as captain her last two years on the team. During her time on the St. Kate’s dance team Gabbi also had the opportunity to train in pom and begin choreographing.
During her time at Stage Door Gabbi worked as a assistant teacher for preschool classes. She also worked as an assistant varsity coach for the Centennial Dance team for two years. Gabbi joined the QC staff in 2015 and teaches recreational classes as well as some speciality classes such as acro, technique, mommy and me and ninja camp! Gabbi also has the opportunity and enjoys working with some of the competition dancers on their solos and duets. She loves the environment QC provides for dancers and she loves that when dancers come to QC they are learning more than dance, they are learning life skills and building relationships that will last a life time!
Gabbi graduated with her masters degree in social work from the University of St. Thomas in 2017 and is currently working as a Mental Health Practitioner providing in home therapy to clients ages 2-65. In her spare time Gabbi enjoys spending time with her family and friends outside and especially enjoys fishing up north at the cabin! She also enjoys working out and going for walks or runs. Gabbi currently lives in Lino Lakes with her fiance Nick, their pitbull Lily and their bearded dragon! She will be getting married in 2018!